They are the only thing I've found that works. I use one at my bait stations now I can hunt and not spend all my time slapping 'skeeters. The only drawbacks I've found is the cost of the refill kits and you can't take the fuel cylinders on commercial airlines.
You wanna talk mosquitoes...try Alaska. But when I put a Thermacell under my seat on my bear stand, pretty soon there don't seem to be any mosquitoes anymore. The first time I experienced it I didn't really appreciate it until I got out of the stand and found myself in a cloud. They're awesome -- best product ever. Even if you're bathed in DEET, the skeeters will still buzz around you. The Thermacell puts a bubble around you, so that you're not only not getting bit, but you're not getting buzzed, either.
Hands down the best thing out there right now. I was skeptical but the first time I used it I thought all the skeeters were jsut somewhere else but it only took about 5 minutes for them to find me after I shut it off. Totally worth the money!
I am NOT an expert. But I'm too cheap to pay for anyone else to do the job (local shop wanted $200 to tan my coyote hide). I've used this recipe for rabbit hides, deer hides, a moose skin, and a coyote pelt. I've adapted this recipe from one I found online. Feel free to use it but use this tip at your own risk and comply with all local laws wherever you are. When butchering: Cool the hide as soon as you can get it off the animal. Remove the hide form the...